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Course Essentials

If you have previously completed an appropriate HND (or equivalent) then this Top-Up will enable you to achieve a full undergraduate honours degree in Computing (Information Management).

Information is power – and knowing how manage a range of data accessed through a variety of technologies in support of an organisation is a valuable skill. This course is perfect for you if you want to build a portfolio of evidence for employers that shows you can provide computer-based solutions to complex problems, using the most up to date tools and technology.

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Key Information

Award:
Degree
Credits:
140
UCAS Course Code:
120T
Course Title:
BSc (Hons) Computing (Information Management) (Top-Up)
Duration:
1-2 years
Intake Status:
Intake open
Study Mode:
Distance learning
Course Fees:
See Course Fees and Funding tab
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you should have:

  • a relevant HND or equivalent, provided that the total of your learning experience allows you to achieve the aims of the programme.

For students whose prior learning was not taught in English

  • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Details & Modules

If you have previously completed a relevant HND (or equivalent) then you could achieve a full undergraduate honours degree with just 1 year of further study.

The BSc Computing (Information Management) programme is designed to develop your problem solving skills and apply the theory and practical techniques in order to plan, design, develop and evaluate the right computer-based solution to a variety complex problems using up-to-date tools and technologies.

While you are building your knowledge in computer systems you will also develop a portfolio of evidence for employers.

Level 5

  • Strategic Information Systems

Level 6

  • Management in IT
  • Current Trends in Networking
  • Computer Systems Security
  • Advanced Database Concepts
  • Computing Project

Assessments

Assessments provide an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of methods are used, these could include:

  • Assignments
  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Examinations
  • Practical tasks
  • Case study analysis
  • Portfolios of evidence

To support your development and ensure you are on the right track with your studies we will provide you with tutor feedback on every assessment you submit.

If required, your tutor may be able to give you suggestions for improvement and help you understand how to apply your new skills into real life settings.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Course Fees & Funding

Fees

Funding

You can support your study in a variety of ways.

If you are a UK student, the most common funding of undergraduate degrees is a Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government. The key information about these loans is:

  • You must be a UK resident
  • You can get a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees
  • You only start to pay it back when you are earning over £21,000 a year.
  • Your tuition fees are paid directly to the University by the loan company.

Other options include:

Self-funding

If you choose to pay for the course yourself you can pay as you go. This means you have no monthly obligations, simply pay for each module when you decide to study it.

Sponsorship

Because your studies will develop you as a professional your employer may want to pay or contribute to the cost of your studies. Feel free to call the team on 0800 268 7737 to discuss steps to employer sponsorship

Find out more about fees and funding and employer sponsorship on our dedicated information pages.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

Careers Impact

What can a BSc (Hons) Computing (Information Management) do for you?

As well as a solid grounding in computing you will develop the essential skills and tools to be a creative and professional practitioner both when working independently and when collaborating with others as part of multidisciplinary teams.

Information services are found in every type of organisation in the public and private sectors, so there are wide ranging employment opportunities for graduates.

Possible job titles:

  • Database Administrator
  • ICT Operations Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Systems Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Information Manager
  • Chief Information Officer

While studying you can maximise your career success by making use of our online careers portal. This has useful tools such as an online interview simulator, CV builder, global jobs search engine and employer videos and e-learning courses covering essential business skills.

Next steps

Applying for this course takes just a few minutes and is the first step towards gaining your qualification. You can begin your online application now and one of our friendly Admissions Advisors will be in touch to discuss your study options.

If you’re not 100% comfortable with university level study choosing 4 year degree would be a smart choice. The first year is designed to give you the basics needed to successfully complete the rest of the degree as it focuses on essential study skills. You will build your confidence and become a capable, well equipped student who is able to complete the full degree.

The four year degree is perfect for you if:

  • It’s been a while since you studied
  • You don’t feel you did well in previous academic study
  • You want to improve your time management skills
  • You’re not confident in writing assignments and would like some support
  • You want to learn research skill that can support your studies and assignments
  • You want some extra knowledge of the degree subject before beginning the course.

This foundation year is part of the full degree. If you are funding your degree by Tuition Fee Loan from the UK Government, your tuition fee for the foundation year will also be covered in this loan.

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